Monday, March 31, 2008
Download the exclusive FADER mixtape from current Fader mag cover star, Lil Boosie here. [Sharebee D/L link]
FADER - website | FADER 53 Mp3 Podcast | F2, the first issue of the new digital-only publication from the FADER. [pdf file D/L]
And a super-short preview of his forthcoming "W.A.L.E.D.A.N.C.E." video above (and here).
Download the The Beast of the Beltway mixtape by DJ Maf (who.he?) here. [Rapidshare D/L link, requires win rar software]
(h/t: Derek of Grindin')
From The New York Sun:
" With an eye to the general election and the Pennsylvania primary, some Republicans who oppose President Bush's war policy are endorsing Senator Obama.
Call them the Obamacans: They are against continuing the Iraq war and reject what they see as Mr. Bush's unconstitutional buildup of executive power."
Click here for more.
White Student Wears Blackface to Play Obama: North Dakota State officials investigate skit that took place during campus event. [Eurweb]
Saturday, March 29, 2008
One more for the morning then I gotta get into my day:
La The Darkman - "Glorious Notorious L.A.D." (zshare stream/download mp3 link off The Gangsta Grillz: The Notorious L.A.D. mixtape)
(mp3 courtesy Alex at Killer Beez Promotions)
Dj King Assassin & Snoop Dogg - "Watching U" [zshare stream/download mp3 link]
It's the 93-94 G-Funk era all over again! Peace to Slave & Steve Arrington too!
Off the normal beaten path for The Kitchen, here's "Black Cat," the first single from the new Ladytron album, Velocifero whch will be in stores April 3rd:
Ladytron "Black Cat" [direct mp3, Right Click and Save As]
(Mp3 courtesy Redbird Management)
Crooked I - "Lollipop (freestyle)" [direct mp3 link courtesy HipHopWest.com, Right Click and Save As]
Labels: Crooked I
Janet Jackson - "Feedback (remix feat. Busta Rhymes, Ciara & Fabolous)" [direct mp3 link courtesy www.mp3waxx.com, Right Click and Save As]
Friday, March 28, 2008
For Karmaloop TV. Not sure why though - what have these dudes been up to besides that ridiculous MTV reality show they had a short while back anyway?
Part II here.
Trailer for the upcoming documentary directed by Errol Morris about the Abu Ghraib prison scanadal. Opens April 25th.
Standard Operating Procedure - Website
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Opening April 5th. If you're wondering who the hell this is, he's the dude who designed the Kanye West Graduation album cover. Details on the exhibit from the Brooklyn Museum Website:
"The most comprehensive retrospective to date of the work of internationally acclaimed Japanese artist Takashi Murakami includes more than ninety works in various media that span the artist’s entire career, installed in more than 18,500 square feet of gallery space.
Born in Tokyo in 1962, Murakami is one of the most influential and acclaimed artists to have emerged from Asia in the late twentieth century, creating a wide-ranging body of work that consciously bridges fine art, design, animation, fashion, and popular culture. He received a Ph.D. from the prestigious Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, where he was trained in the school of traditional Japanese painting known as Nihonga, a nineteenth-century mixture of Western and Eastern styles."
Click here for more.
(h/t: Julia S.)
President Bush: Iraq violence is a 'positive moment.' [The Times of London]
Green Zone Target for Shiite Militias. [AP]
Fresh clashes grip southern Iraq. [BBC News]
CNN World Analysis: Al-Sadr in trouble, Iraq headed for meltdown.
This dude is still deluded five years later!
Download it here. [registration required]
Online: Sway Dasafo - MySpace
Cramer trying to save face on CNBC six days later after Bear Stearns collapsed.
From the USA Today election blog, On Politics:
"The racially charged debate over Barack Obama's relationship with his longtime pastor hasn't much changed his close contest against Hillary Clinton, or hurt him against Republican nominee-in-waiting John McCain, according to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll."
Click here for the full post.
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
This chick out of England has been buzzing for a minute. Is she the next Amy Winehouse? It's a bit too much of a pastiche for me but if you think what's been missing in music is a new Dusty Springfield (or as my friend suggested, possibly more accurately, a new Sandie Shaw), this might appeal to you.....
Some of early footage is wild suspect but the second half features clips of Mickey doing "Rockin' and Rollin'" live with The Cool Kids.
Listen: Mickey Factz - "K-1 Attack (feat. Nakim)" [Sharebee D/L link]
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Clinton ducking the 'sniper fire' at the Bosnia airport (or something...)
More bullsh-t as unearthed by the Washington Post.
Monday, March 24, 2008
From the forthcoming new album Third in stores 4.28.08. How long has it been since their last one?! Third is more of that morose Portishead steez you either already love or hate. New converts to the cause are unlikely but hey, ya never know....
So that's how Ricky Ross outsold the real boss? Hilarious....
Like d'uh. [Chicago Tribune link]
If Hillary somehow wins the nomination, she better pray the general election in November isn't close 'cos she's alienated a LOT of folks during this campaign who may choose to sit it out in November in retaliation even if it means McCain might win!
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Part II: click here for the full "America's chickens have come home to roost" video.
BTW: if we're gonna be facile and ignorant, didn't Jerry Falwell in so many words say that America's chickens had come home to roost too in response to the 9/11 attack? Don't believe the hype!
More videos of Wright preaching, 'inflammatory' or otherwise at YouTube.
Trinity United Church of Christ - YouTube | Website | Blog
Click here for the details at The Swamp blog and click here for a full size version of poll numbers graphic there. [via The Baltimore Sun]
So I'm online right now and noticed an email with this track just got sent to me:
Foxy Brown "Star Cry" [zshare stream/download mp3 link]
Truthfully, the demise of Fox Boogie's career is one of the saddest things I've seen in hip hop. There was a time when she was no joke, hot-fiya but no more based on the tracks, including this one (the heartfelt lyrics notwithstanding), that have leaked from her forthcoming album Brooklyn's Don Diva in stores 5.13.08.
"The saddest thing in life is wasted talent...." -- DeNiro in A Bronx Tale.
Labels: Foxy Brown
Just finished getting my hair cut. My barber happens to also cut Common's hair (he has hair still?!) so he told me he's just came back from being with Com' on a press junket for this film, Street Kings in LA. I'd never heard of it personally but on the way home I started noticing posters for it all over the subway. The power of word of mouth!
Online: Street Kings - website
50's in a film with Pacino & DeNiro call Righteous Kill. No wonder the real actors are mad. Some marketing company wanted me to post the trailer for it a while ago. I figure that's like free advertising for them and since I have no personal connection to the project and I'm not much of a 50 fan any more, they should feel free to break me off some guap if they want more love than this.....
For you hip hop traditionalists out there. Not bad though....
Pacific Division - "Paper" [zshare mp3 download/stream link via Eskay]
Labels: Pacific Division
If you don't f-ck with Rick Ross, Flo Rida, Khaled, B.O.B. etc. this next wave of South Coast MC's out of Florida is probably not gonna be your thing either, but this sh-t ain't stopping any time soon so get used to it:
DJ Smallz & Willie Hustle - The Ultimate Hustler
DJ Smallz & Young Wine - Florida Talk
DJ Smallz & 21 Reese - 2108
[all mixtapes links are to Sendspace D/L zip files]
Or if you don't wanna get used to it, I got something for you in the next post....
Saturday, March 22, 2008
This pretty much says it all as far as how ridiculous this 'controversy' is getting. People like Greta Van Susteren have no grasp of the real facts on the ground but are spoutin' off crazy on this issue! Respect to Real Talk NY again for the spot on this one.
Obama responds to new race comment flap - OK, we have officially entered the silly season if we're now construing that Barack is a racist for using the phrase "typical white person." [CNN Political Ticker blog link]
Real talk from the homie Dan Charnas. Watch this - seriously....
Jay Smooth on Being Over Race.
Friday, March 21, 2008
This hit most blogs a couple days ago but my man Matt Conway was kind enough to send an already-set-up Yousendit link so hopefully I'm the first to post it and can catch that Hype Machine love. This is the brand new lead-single, "Touch & Go" (produced by The Klassix) from Joe Budden's official sophomore LP, Padded Room, dropping June 24th on Amalgam Digital.
Joe Budden - "Touch & Go" [Yousendit mp3 link]
My take? I love Joe Budden but is this really gonna go in 2008?!! It sounds like a left-over from his first (and only) album on Def Jam from 4-5 years ago....
Labels: Joe Budden
Actually a good record by a really WACK artist. (shout to my dude BR yet again who sent this to me with the subject line: "Young Berg the Trapper??")
Labels: Young Berg
I love it! Only in America:
"In a photo provided by the campaign of Sen. Barack Obama, President Bill Clinton is seen with the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. at a breakfast in 1998 hours before the Kenneth Starr report on the Monica Lewinsky scandal was made public."
Click here for more from The Swamp blog at the Baltimore Sun.
Update: I've been thinking about this a little more. Why did the Obama campaign release this photo? The Wright controversy seems to be an issue with conservatives and on-the-fence independents who were looking for an excuse NOT to vote for him. Releasing this photo does not help swing these people back his way (or does it)?
Big Boi feat. Andre 3000 & Raekwon - “Royal Flush" [CDQ link at the Rezidue blog spotted via Cocaine Blunts]
From the Big Boi solo album Hot Tub Tony, Son of Chico Dusty (not a joke) coming this Fall.
McCain aide suspended for relaying video (above). [AP article via MSNBC.com]
Unfortunately for Barack, the Right is just getting started. I hope he's got a plan for combating Swift Boat-style attacks because conservatives are about to make Jeremiah Wright his Willie Horton using ridiculous videos like the one above.
Was it Too Little, Too Late? Why Obama's brilliant speech may not help him. [article by Michael C. Dawson on TheRoot.com, h/t: Nadine]
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Obama's "Cheap" Words May Prove Costly to Him: Commentary by Margaret Carlson. [Bloomberg.com]
The Dems will choose Barack over Hillary - Bill Clinton's former advisor, Dick Morris, says it's practically a done deal and that Wright's rantings won't sink Obama. [EURWeb]
So who's right?
Dizzee Rascal feat. Bun B - "Where's Da G's" [Free mp3, Right Click & Save As via Spinner]
For those of you in the T.dot, my friend Anousheh will be playing records with Chuck Boom and Guvnor General, two of the city's finest selectors, this Saturday at Embassy in Kensington Market. Check the flyer above for more details.
Mixed by Violator Allstar Mustafa Rocks featuring new, exclusive and classic Chicago songs. Download it here. [Megaupload D/L link]
Listen to CTA Radio live every Wed. 9pm-12am (CDT) uncensored on www.whpk.org/stream.
Online: Pugs Atom - MySpace
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Reminds me of The Pack's "In My Car" video in parts.
DG Yola - "I Know You Like Dat" [zshare mp3 audio stream/download links: Radio | Dirty]
Labels: DG Yola
BTW: Happy Fifth Year Aniversary of the Iraq War. [Guardian Op-Ed by former UN WMD inpsector Hans Blix]
I think he's joking ('cos he is a 'Natural Born Comic' after all, right?) but I'm not really sure. Thoughts? [spotted via RealTalkNY]
Leak #12, the end of Mickey's 'collab month':
Mickey Factz feat. J.A.M.E.S. Watts - "Jimmy Choo's" [zshare mp3 stream/download link]
Clcik the 'Mickey Factz' tag below for links to previous Weekly Link posts.
Tracy Morgan speaking on the recent Geraldine Ferraro/Jeremiah Wright controversies surrounding Barack Obama's campaign on Saturday Night Live.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Produced by Cool & Dre from his forthcoming third album, L.A.X.:
The Game - "Big Dreams" [mp3 audio links: original | radio | instrumental]
I think this is ok but Doctor's Advocate was my favorite album of 2006 so I'm really hoping the album has stronger material than this.
Download the Free Game - BWS Radio Pt. 3 mixtape here. [Sendspace D/L link via DJ Box Kev of KMEL's MySpace blog]
Online: MySpace | Website
Clinton struggles with the loss of black support. [Reuters]
Freestyle 101 | Hieroglyphics.com | Del - MySpace
Monday, March 17, 2008
From a USA Today article by Jim Michaels:
"The top commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East abruptly announced his resignation Tuesday a week after the publication of a magazine article that described him as being at odds with the Bush administration's stance toward Iran.
In a profile in Esquire magazine, author Thomas P.M. Barnett described Adm. William Fallon as "brazenly" challenging the Bush administration and pushing back against a president "who trash-talks his way to World War III" with Iran.
Fallon denied a difference in policy, but called the news reports a distraction. "The simple perception that there is makes it difficult for me to effectively serve America's interests," Fallon said in a statement."
Click here for the full article.
Featuring Kristen aka Ashley Alexandra Dupré of Eliot Spitzer infamy!
From AP article by Ryan Lenz:
"The influx of thousands of U.S. forces has driven down insurgent attacks in Baghdad, but violence elsewhere in Iraq raises questions about whether killings will continue to drop as American forces begin to leave, the United Nations said Saturday.
As security improved in Baghdad, violent attacks spread last year to other parts of the country, including Diyala Province and Mosul, al-Qaida's last urban stronghold, according to the report from the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq."
Click here for the full article. [via ABC News]
Labels: Iraq war
From The New York Times last week:
"Two senior members of the Senate Armed Services Committee have requested a full accounting of how Iraq is spending its soaring oil revenue, amid starkly conflicting estimates of how much the country has invested in rebuilding its broken infrastructure and providing basic services to its citizens."
Click here for the full article.
Directed by Danny Boy O'Connor, formerly of House of Pain. Good timing with it being St. Patrick's Day 'n all, no?
Details on their respective radio shows from side 2 of the flyer here.
Friday, March 14, 2008
All new artists! Download it here. Tracklisting here (probably)
In NYC. No cover with RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I know this is little more Discobelle-y than standard Kitchen fare but I actually just saw Justice and Chromeo play the Theater at MSG this past Tuesday (it was a pretty good show) so what the hell? SMD is on tour and at SXSW - click the player for details.
He speaks on video mixing and DJ-ing an Usher party! Clips at the end of him DJ-ing on the CDJ's at a Stones Throw DVD Release Party. Presented by Anthem Magazine. Slow day, I know....
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Clinton apologizes to black voters.
From a Washington Post article:
"U.S. soldiers at a military base in Iraq were provided with treated but untested wastewater for nearly two years by KBR, the giant government contractor, and may have suffered health problems as a result, according to a report released yesterday by the Pentagon's inspector general."
Click here for the full article.
For those not knowing, KBR (Kellog-Brown & Root) is a subsidiary of Halliburton, a company best known for: 1. being run by Dick Cheney back in the day, 2. ripping off the American people for services provided in Iraq and 3. a gang rape scandal surrounding some of their Iraq-based workers.
FYI: the video above is a bonus scene from the documentary Iraq for Sale discussing the 'dirty water' scandal when it first broke in 2006. (I was on it back then too!)
From a Forbes.com article by Vidya Ram:
"Carlyle Capital stood on the brink of collapse on Thursday as lenders were expected to take possession of all the investment fund's remaining assets after failing to reach an agreement on $16.6 billion of debts. Hopes that its parent company, the Carlyle Group would come to the rescue have also failed to materialize. "
Click here for the full article. For those who don't know the Carlyle Group is a Private Equity firm whose principles and board members inlcude: George H.W. Bush, George Bush and former Birtish prime minister John Major.
Online: Website | Wikipedia
Watch the video: he talks about his favorite rappers, the art of hip hop and its potential role in an Obama white house administration - he's 100% on point....
So is The Carter III finally coming for real?
Static Major R.I.P.
And Pete's at SXSW this week:
Friday: The Austin Bats Present 'Frank151 Chapter 32 Jet Set Celebration'
Saturday: Auditorium Shores Stage (Lady Bird Lake) during the day and the SXSW Afterparty at At The Music Gym later that night.
I'm assuming his MySpace will have more details.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
About the album:
"After nearly a year of this release in limbo, one of J-Dilla's last projects before he died is available. Originally a Japanese only release, Operation Unknown have done the right thing and released this internationally. Mostly instrumental (who's complaining?), a few of the songs feature guests such as Baatin (of Slum Village) and Ta'Raach."
Preview and buy it here.
This is just pathetic:
"In a telephone interview last week with the Daily Breeze of Torrance in advance of a local appearance Sunday, Ferraro said: "If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position. And if he was a woman [of any color] he would not be in this position. He happens to be very lucky to be who he is."
In a brief Associated Press interview Tuesday while in Harrisburg, Pa., Clinton said she did not agree with Ferraro. She added, "It's regrettable that any of our supporters -- on both sides, because we both have this experience -- say things that kind of veer off into the personal."
Obama, in an interview with the Morning Call of Allentown, Pa., said, "I don't think Geraldine Ferraro's comments have any place in our politics or in the Democratic Party. They are divisive. I think anybody who understands the history of this country knows they are patently absurd. And I would expect that the same way those comments don't have a place in my campaign they shouldn't have a place in Sen. Clinton's either.""
Ferraro was a loser back in the day and she's a loser now. Clinton needs to stop with these sad desperation attacks (now being done by proxy?!) before I lose what little respect I still have for her. Click here for the full article by Robin Abcarian from the LA Times.
Obama cruises to easy win in Mississippi primary. [LA Times]
Wes might wanna give Ferraro a pass but I don't - especially since she's done this before.
Didn't I see this already??
More: Part II | Part III
And if you actually give a f-ck, Rick Ross' Trilla is IN STORES NOW!
Download the trailer above here.
Aidonia freeverse - YouTube | Download
Collie Buddz in the studio - YouTube | Download
New hip hop-dancehall pressure courtesy of my dude Mr. Morgan and The Black Chiney Soundsystem:
Includes: Buju Banton, Bounty Killer & Kardinal Offishall over Shawty Lo's "Dey Know", Mavado & Jay-Z 'Top Of The Rock," Munga & Busy Signal over the "Flashing Lights" beat and Leftside on Snoop's "Sexual Seduction" plus over 80 more!
Online: www.myspace.com/supadups | www.blackchiney.com
New heat from Mickey Factz (check out the shout to The Kitchen midway through this one too!):
Mickey Factz - "I Ain't Like The Rest Of Em" [MP3 download links: sharebee | Yousendit]
Online: MySpace | GFC official website
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Download it here. [Sendspace D/L link via RealkTalk NY]
"If Eliot Spitzer resigns, he would be succeeded by Lt. Governor David A. Paterson, who would become New York's first African American governor and the first who is legally blind."
I think y'all know why. Click here for more.
David Letterman's Top 10 Eliot Spitzer Excuses. [Red Lasso Video]
From an article by Warren P. Strobel:
"An exhaustive review of more than 600,000 Iraqi documents that were captured after the 2003 U.S. invasion has found no evidence that Saddam Hussein's regime had any operational links with Osama bin Laden's al Qaida terrorist network."
Not sure if anyone (other than Dick Cheney and a few other right-wing crackpots) is still disputing this point but it's always good to reinforce it. Click here for more.
From a Vanity Fair article by Joseph E. Stiglitz and Linda J. Bilmes:
"On March 19, 2008, the U.S. will have been in Iraq for five years. The Bush administration was wrong about the need for the Iraq war and about the benefits the war would bring to Iraq, to the region, and to America. It has also been wrong about the full cost of the war, and it continues to take steps to conceal that cost.
After wildly lowballing the cost of the Iraq conflict at a mere $50 to $60 billion, the Bush administration has been concealing the full economic toll. The spending on military operations is merely the tip of a vast fiscal iceberg. In an excerpt from their new book, the authors calculate the grim bottom line."
Click here for more.
amNewYork looks at it another way: "Studies: Iraq Costs US $12B Per Month"
BUY Stiglitz and Bilmes' The Three Trillion Dollar War: The True Cost of the Iraq Conflict book here.